(RepublicanInformer.com)- British terrestrial television channel, Channel 4, caused controversy in the United Kingdom this Christmas by releasing a “deepfake” video of Queen Elizabeth II delivering an alternative Christmas message.
Every year, Her Majesty the Queen delivers a Christmas message to the nation, typically at a desk in one of her royal estates. This year, Channel 4 digitally altered the Christmas message and made it appear as though the Queen was giving a speech about misinformation. The digitally altered Queen even performed a Tik Tok dance routine.
“If there is a theme to my message today, it is trust,” the deepfake Queen said. “Trust in what is genuine, and what is not.”
Channel 4 told CNN that the deepfake video was designed to be a “stark warning about the advanced technology that is enabling the proliferation of misinformation and fake news in a digital age.”
Presumably, they weren’t talking about the fake news that comes from the likes of CNN. You know, how they claimed President Donald Trump conspired to win the 2016 election with the help of Russia, which was proven by a years-long FBI investigation to be a total fabrication.
The deepfake video also offended many British conservatives who are deeply supportive of the Queen, with the voice actor playing the beloved royal discussing Prince Harry’s departure from his royal duties and the scandal involving Prince Andrew’s relationship with dead billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Buckingham Palace has not offered comment on the video, and though it is evidently offensive, the Queen is notorious for her good sense of humor.
During the 2012 Olympic Games, the Queen took part in a video that depicted her meeting James Bond in the palace before getting into a helicopter and parachuting into the stadium for the opening ceremony.
Chances are, this was just a publicity stunt for Channel 4, a notoriously left-wing channel in the UK that cares little for what conservatives think.